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July 2015

All posts published in July 2015

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A Tailing Tale

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Of Bill Lorenz and the Black Forest Inn By Maggie Magoffin In 1936, while Adolf Hitler terrorized Europe, Wilhelm “Bill” Lorenz was born in Mainz, Germany. Bill’s father owned three taverns, and by the time Bill was seven-years-old he More »

Turning Back the Pages  

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30 years ago – August 2, 1985 Gilpin County School got its septic system permits Wednesday from the County Commissioners. The Commissioners’ vote was unanimous, although there were some More »

“God has given me a second chance”

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Local resident struck by lightning; wife saves his life by Patty Unruh Few of us go from living our quiet, ordinary lives one day to being the subjects of national media attention the next. Yet that is just what happened to Jerry and Cora Jean Leenheer More »

A tailing tale

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Of the Gettysburg of the West By Maggie Magoffin Six weeks after Colorado became a territory, the Civil war began. The majority of Denver’s citizens, who had emigrated west from northern states, were loyal to the Union. More »

Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – July 26, 1985 By Esther Campbell: This summer I decided to keep the sunflower seed feeder full to see which birds would stay around. It has attracted a flock of pine siskins. These small More »

A Tailing Tale

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 Of St. James Methodist Church 156th Anniversary This past Sunday I had the pleasure of joining with the congregation of St. James Methodist Church to celebrate their 156th Anniversary. Members and guests were invited More »

Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – July 19, 1985 Gilpin County actors are well represented in the Central City Opera production of “Carmen.” As extras, they add local color to the stage. A dozen locals are in the opera, More »

Proposed Gilpin County Senior Living Facility

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Potential Locations on County Property Near Community Center by Heather Worrell On June 25th the Gilpin County Commissioners Buddy Schmalz and Gail Watson engaged in an informal conversation at a well-attended Coffee with the Commissioners meeting at More »